Belting is all the rage on Broadway and in pop music, but inexperienced belters could be doing more harm than good. Caroline Ballard explores how nodes puts singers that belt at risk.
Commentator Claire Pires interviews her mother and her mother’s partner about what it was like to raise her during a pivotal time for LGBT people.
After a CDC report this month showed that teenagers are having sex before they receive any sex education, I’m looking into the national state of sex ed and how NYC compares. I’ll be reporting on the model at the East Harlem Teen Health Project, which is a community org aiming to address the needs of local teens and fill in where the NYC DOE leaves off.
Lara McCaffrey talks to Johan von Sydow, a reporter who worked with Malik Bendjelloul at Kobra, a culture show on Swedish TV station SVT. Mr. Bendjelloul worked at Kobra for years before creating the Oscar-winning film “Searching for Sugarman.”
The expansion of instant replay in baseball threatens to extinguish one of the game’s most popular traditions: umpire-manager arguments.
India had the largest election in global history to select its new Prime Minister: conservative Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi. Chris Mathias spoke with Harvard fellow Ronak Desai, who says India’s new Prime Minister could be good for security in South Asia and business abroad.
In the early 1990’s, east coast hip-hop artists Nas, Biggie Smalls and the Wu Tang Clan brought a new rugged sound that would define the era. The Wu Tang Clan were the first “super empowered artist- entrepreneurs” of hip-hop. Today, they find innovative ways challenge conventions of the music industry and bring back the sound of the 90’s.
A look into the tough world of dance in NYC – How most dancers manage to make ends meet and deal with constant injuries in a profession that has little money and support to offer. Most dancers in NYC between 21 and 35 need to work an average of 5 jobs. Only 3,6 percent of part time dancers have insurance. And even among the ones considered full-time dancers, the rate of professionals with insurance is only 56 percent. I’m delving into what has changed in the past decades concerning their rights and medical assistance; and to what extent dance medicine has evolved as well.
Live role-playing games usually conjure the image of people who creatively refuse to grow up (wizard’s robes and plastic armor help). But it turns out LARP is more of an umbrella term than a single hobby.